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To promote healthier lifestyles and reverse health disparities, LISC supports fitness and nutrition programs, health education and a grassroots campaign to connect residents to the Illinois health insurance exchange.

For more information on LISC's health initiatives, contact Dominique Williams.

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School Garden Provides Food for Thought
The Junior Green Youth Farm, which just completed its second summer at Reavis Elementary, is part youth-development camp and part real-life job
LISC Network Delivers for Healthy Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is tapping directly into LISC’s network of neighborhood groups for ideas on how to advance his administration’s ambitious Healthy Chicago agenda. On June 12, that…
Historic Gately Stadium Reopens After Sweeping Renovation
The Chicago Public Schools and new CEO Jean-Claude Brizard (at lectern) played major roles in renovating Gately Stadium.
Growing Green Healthy Neighborhoods
When more folks have left than are left, it’s time for a neighborhood to draw up some different kinds of plans. But whatever those plans call for – be it pocket parks, neighborhood…
Project Maps South Side Health and Vitality
Partnership between University of Chicago, South Side NCPs focuses on healthcare and other services
U of C, South Side NCPs Partner on ‘Grand Rounds’
Community Grand Rounds program brought a broader definition of health issues to a broad range of the community
Garfield Park Hoop House Promotes Healthy Food, Living
With support from the Kraft Foods Foundation, LISC/Chicago has worked with 10 neighborhoods this summer to promote urban gardens and encourage more residents to use farmers markets. In East Garfield…
Taking Health Care to the Streets
The 1100 block of West 79 th Street became a healthcare “sidewalk sale” as more than 40 vendors turned out for the biannual Auburn Gresham Health Fair.
Orozco Students Explore Heart of the Matter
They're enjoying the (very) hands-on approach of Alivio Medical Center's Health Careers Enrichment Program, which is being offered as afterschool activity through the Elev8 program.
Programs Bring Harvest of Locally Grown Food
During the second five years of its New Communities Program and through other programs like Elev8, LISC/Chicago has redoubled its commitment to efforts that bring healthier, more diverse…

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